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Apple Mac Products - Multiple Vulnerabilities

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posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 07:27 PM
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Just when the ad campaign was goin' so good too... perhaps a litte too good. D'Oh!

National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-214A

Apple Mac Products Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: August 02, 2006
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

* Apple Mac OS X version 10.3.9 and earlier (Panther)
* Apple Mac OS X version 10.4.7 and earlier (Tiger)
* Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 and earlier
* Apple Mac OS X Server version 10.4.7 and earlier
* Apple Safari web browser
* Apple Mail

Overview

Apple has released Security Update 2006-004 to correct multiple
vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Safari web
browser, Mail, and other products. The most serious of these
vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Impacts of other vulnerabilities include bypass of security
restrictions and denial of service.

www.us-cert.gov...

Victor K.




posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 11:01 PM
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I really thought macs were the most secure system on the market, is thsi really true....



posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 07:02 PM
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Mac secure? OK, if you believe the hype... check this out:

Blackhat 2006: Macbook hacked in a few seconds

www.tgdaily.com...

Secure? Not today.

Victor K.



posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 07:43 PM
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well I see you are right, well if compared to Linux or Windows what would say????



posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 07:51 PM
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Better than Windows only because of the slim market segment - and the "backdoor" folks mostly do Windows.

Linux is OK but you can't tell the players without a score card - there are so many variants... just be thankful you don't have to deal with Oracle stuff on top... anyone successfully hacking Linux or BSD on their own is "skilled" already - and there ARE holes - 'just haven't been discovered and exploited yet that's all. What can one do other than practice good networking hygiene? Not much.

Victor K.



posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 07:58 PM
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I see now it makes more sense haha


But now I just know still loading up with good antivirus and firewalls will always be the best bet, so good enough I have no terrible problems now.



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